96 The Embryo
Al-Alaq
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Prostration
Juz 30
The Embryo (Al-Alaq)
19 verses, revealed in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Read in the name of your Lord Who created. (1) Created man from a clot. (2) Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous, (3) Who has taught (the writing) by the pen [the first person to write was Prophet Idrees (Enoch)]. (4) Hath taught man that which he knew not. (5) Nay, but verily man is rebellious (6) Because he considers himself self-sufficient. (7) Surely your returning is to your Lord. (8) Have you seen the one who forbids (9) A votary when he turns to his devotions? (10) Hast thou considered whether he is on the right way, (11) Or enjoins piety? (12) Tell me if he (the disbeliever, Abu Jahl) denies (the truth, i.e. this Quran), and turns away? (13) Is he then unaware that Allah seeth? (14) By no means! If he desist not We shall seize and deal him by the forelock (15) a lying, sinful forelock. (16) Then, let him call upon his council (of helpers), (17) We shall call the guards of Hell. (18) Nay, Obey not thou him. But prostrate thyself, and draw near (unto Allah). ۩ (19)
God the Almighty always says the truth.
End of Surah: The Embryo (Al-Alaq). Sent down in Mecca. First revelation of the Quran before The Pen (Al-Qalam)
96 The Embryo
Al-Alaq
۩
Prostration
Juz 30